• Azuki’s official Twitter account was compromised by hackers who posted two tweets with malicious links to promote a fake virtual land mint.
• Several blockchain security firms and crypto wallets blocked their users‘ access to the phishing link and Etherscan data showed that one of the wallets held 214 ETH ($343,000).
• Earlier in the week, Robinhood confirmed that its several social media accounts were used to promote an unassociated crypto token and Moonbirds founder Kevin Rose lost NFTs worth millions to hackers who drained his wallet.
On January 27th, Azuki, a bluechip NFT project, suffered a security breach when malicious players compromised its official Twitter account. The hackers posted two tweets with malicious links to promote a fake virtual land mint.
Several project officials confirmed the breach and urged the community not to click any link. A community manager Rose tweeted that there was still a fake website on Azuki’s Twitter bio as of press time. Several blockchain security firms such as Wallet Guard and crypto wallets like MetaMask and Phantom Wallet blocked their users‘ access to the phishing link.
The Block’s research director Steven Zheng tweeted that wallets connected to the hacker did not have a single stolen Azuki. Etherscan data showed that one of the wallets held 214 ETH ($343,000) as of press time.
This is not the first security breach of its kind. Earlier in the week, Robinhood confirmed that it’s several social media accounts were used to promote an unassociated crypto token. In addition, Moonbirds founder Kevin Rose lost NFTs worth millions to hackers who had drained his wallet.
These incidents are a reminder to the crypto community of how important it is to remain vigilant when it comes to security. As the industry continues to expand, more and more malicious actors will be looking for ways to exploit vulnerabilities. It is important to keep up to date with the latest security measures and to be aware of any malicious activities. It is also important to take extra precautions when investing in any crypto project and to research the project thoroughly before investing.